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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 4623

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 4623

819 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Texas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 819 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 819 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,672 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Texas
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 678 593 1 1
LISINOPRIL 575 481 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 533 413 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 469 352 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 453 408 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 444 390 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376 334 7 5
NAMENDA 333 329 8 36
TRAZODONE HCL 327 309 9 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307 280 S3 10 3
NEXIUM 255 177 11 17
EXELON 244 227 12 107
DONEPEZIL HCL 240 228 13 30
SERTRALINE HCL 233 152 14 26
TRAMADOL HCL 233 197 14 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 223 201 16 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221 187 17 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 202 18 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 213 186 19 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212 200 20 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 206 188 21 23
GABAPENTIN 203 180 22 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 176 23 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 152 24 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 168 151 25 91
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160 124 26 18
CYMBALTA 160 152 26 48
LANTUS 155 143 28 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 153 125 29 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 131 30 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 134 115 31 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133 128 32 13
MELOXICAM 132 126 33 27
NOVOLIN R 131 118 34 113
ACTOS 130 97 35 87
CRESTOR 128 99 36 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127 99 37 32
MIRTAZAPINE 126 120 38 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126 110 38 75
DIOVAN 126 107 38 39
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 96 41 103
KLOR-CON M10 123 123 42 137
CLOPIDOGREL 122 103 43 31
SPIRIVA 122 88 43 79
OLANZAPINE 119 115 45 127
CARVEDILOL 119 78 45 25
FAMOTIDINE 119 107 45 82
PREDNISONE 113 96 48 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 95 49 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 82 50 62
NOVOLOG 109 101 50 123
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 87 52 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 96 52 11
RISPERIDONE 103 78 54 72
CLONIDINE 103 102 54 264
DIGOXIN 99 94 56 58
FENOFIBRATE 97 90 57 54
DIOVAN HCT 96 66 58 67
PLAVIX 93 78 59 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 75 60 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 87 61 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 82 62 22
PROAIR HFA 80 55 63 64
SINGULAIR 80 64 63 83
LOVAZA 79 45 65 112
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 77 66 21
LACTULOSE 76 68 67 106
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 76 67 156
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 69 69 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 58 70 80
CEPHALEXIN 66 59 71 84
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 46 71 158
GLIPIZIDE 65 60 73 49
JANUVIA 65 41 73 52
CLONIDINE HCL 63 41 75 40
GLYBURIDE 63 48 R 75 59
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62 62 77 172
FENTANYL 62 59 S2 77 118
PAROXETINE HCL 61 45 79 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 51 80 60
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 47 81 101
AZITHROMYCIN 58 47 81 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 43 83 135
TRICOR 55 30 84 88
ALLOPURINOL 55 52 84 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 50 84 61
FINASTERIDE 55 54 84 109
MECLIZINE HCL 54 54 88 125
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 39 88 97
VERAPAMIL ER 52 52 90 96
VOLTAREN 50 43 91 182
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 5, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.